The Fog of War

Directed by Errol Morris

A portrait of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara by renowned U.S. documentary essayist Errol Morris. FOG OF WAR is a timely examination of the motivations and mathematics that lie behind modern warfare. McNamara was involved in WWII blanket bombing and advised Kennedy on the Cuban Missile Crisis, averting nuclear conflagration. But it was Vietnam that was ‘McNamara’s war’. Culled from over 20 hours of interviews with its now elderly subject, the film is elegantly annotated with archival footage and declassified White House tapes, offering startling revelations, set to graphic war footage and a Philip Glass soundtrack. Winner of the Best Documentary Oscar. “In a year distinguished by many strong documentaries, none feels more important than THE FOG OF WAR.” The Village Voice, N.Y. “If we can’t persuade nations with comparable values of the merit of our cause, we’d better reexamine our reasoning.” Robert McNamara (from the film)

105 minutes

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